May 27th, 2008

Cheebugah! Cheebugah! Cheebugah!

An old Saturday Night Live reference. Perhaps I’m showing my age.

We broke in the new grill over the weekend. Buying it was an emergency — we had to replace the deceased Weber before Memorial Day weekend a.k.a. the Holy Grail of Grilling Times.

We decided on some steakburgers to break that baby in and she didn’t disappoint.

After the meat was almost finished grilling we threw on some good ole American cheese to gently melt and voila!



I don’t like to mess mine all up with a bun. I’m a purist.

But my husband likes his buns toasted. (Insert your own “toasty buns” joke here.

With food like this and amazingly original wit and humor flying (see above) how could we NOT have a great holiday weekend?

May 26th, 2008

Meat and Memorial Day — an American Tradition


This was the scene in my parents’ front yard and all around our area. It’s been a very patriotic weekend — just the way it should be.

We’ve celebrated so far by eating LOTS and LOTS of meat.

Yesterday, we gathered my family, my parents and my brother, his wife, his mother-in-law and my niece and nephew for ribs and brisket.

Around these parts, we call it brisket. In some areas of the country it’s called tri-tip and others the same cut of beef is used to make corned beef.

Whatever you call it, we smoked them both in the smoker for a long time and it was all really tender and flavorful.

You can see in the photo no one would keep their mitts off the plate long enough for me to take a picture. That meat was decimated by the time we were done. No leftovers around here.

We’ve done lots of swimming — although it’s not nearly as warm as I’d like it. But that NEVER stops the kids. They don’t mind swimming with goose bumps.

I hope you’re having a great weekend, too!

May 23rd, 2008

Meet Our New Baby Grill!

We have a new member of the family!

So, it’s not a puppy and it’s not a child, but she’s just as cute!

I’m almost as excited about her as I was about my two boys. And THIS delivery was much easier, let me tell you. (Thanks to Ron and the guys over at Home Depot.)

Here she is — our new baby grill . . .

We’re looking forward to working her hard. She’s got to earn her keep around here. No one gets a free ride. Why, I had to walk 5 miles to school every day with no shoes, in the snow, uphill . . .

We’ll miss our little Weber friend. But, gosh, this one is much cuter. And isn’t that what REALLY matters in life?

Have a great Memorial Day weekend. We’ll be grilling and enjoying time with our family. I hope you do, too!

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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

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